⏳ Manual creates home goods for slow living.
We think slowness is important. We think everyday tasks should be celebrated. We think there’s joy in repetitive rituals. We think there’s pride to be found in doing something difficult. We think friction and imperfection keep life interesting. We think taking your time is worth it.
is a project in creating products that encourage you to slow down and appreciate the moment.
🐌 What do we make?
We tend to focus on durable no-tech home goods that celebrate daily rituals. Food and beverage are a reoccurring theme of our work for almost a decade. Here are a few recent jams:The Slow System
🐢 Behind Manual
Manual was founded by Craighton Berman
—a designer who has work in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago and was the first designer to use Kickstarter to launch a product. Based on his background of design mixed with DIY, Manual was founded to produce products in the spirit of slow food.Learn more about Manual
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